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Where to Eat Rabbit on Easter Sunday

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Some people enjoy brunch on Easter Sunday, some people enjoy an Easter egg hunt, some people enjoy celebrating the Easter Bunny with a hearty meal of rabbit. There are a few restaurants around town that allow people to indulge in this pastime, whether stuffed in pasta, baked in a savory pie, cooked on a rotisserie, or thin-sliced and pan-fried scallopini-style. Here are the places in Chicago to indulge in a Easter Sunday rabbit dinner.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hopleaf Bar

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5148 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-9851
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The cozy tavern will be serving wood-grilled rabbit sausage with braised cabbage and rosemary Yorkshire pudding accompanied by beet mostarda and mustard jus.

2. Bin 36

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339 N. Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 755-9463
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Those looking for a more homey midwestern Easter dish should be pleased by the braised rabbit stroganoff with dill pickles. The hearty pappardelle should send any diner off on a comfortable Sunday night.

3. Mercat a la Planxa

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638 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 765-0524
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Fans of stuffed pasta should try the rabbit agnolotti with roasted chestnut puree for dinner. Also on the menu is an elegant saffron-infused broth with chicken, lobster, chorizo and of course, rabbit.

4. Frontier

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1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 772-4322
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Try a couple bites of rabbit and apricot sausage along with Brian Jupiter's other selections of charcuterie. For a main entree finish out your Easter Sunday with a hearty gumbo filled with duck andouille, rabbit and oysters.

5. Billy Sunday

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3143 W Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL
(773) 661-2485
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Checking out the new Logan Square bar could be a nice reprieve from all of the Easter necessities. Grab a cocktail, a pot pie with braised rabbit and a buttermilk biscuit and pat yourself on the back for a holiday weekend done right.

6. Crazy Pot

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2002 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 225-8892
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For those who may have over-indulged this weekend, the slow-cooked rabbit soup in their house Chinese herbal broth could be one of the best Eastern Easter cures in the city.

7. Atwood Café

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1 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 368-1900
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The rabbit scallopini with haricot verts and fennel at Atwood Café, coupled with pleasant service and comfortable atmosphere, should serve diners seeking an Easter-appropriate meal well.

8. The Peasantry

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2723 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 868-4888
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Simple and delicious, the rabbit pasta with house-made egg noodles should be a hit for those looking for a no-pressure meal and drink this Easter Sunday. The modern yet comfortable ambience should put those who may be a little too full from brunch at ease.

9. Longman & Eagle

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2657 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-7110
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The $5 pretzel and Welsh Rarebit from the Logan Square cocktail bar could be a convenient excuse that's appropriate for the holiday, in addition to the Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. It also could be another reason to enjoy some interesting food or partake in the extensive bourbon list. Just don't overdo it and end up having to buy a room.

10. City Tavern

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1416 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 663-1278
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Grab a friend and a beer and try the braised rabbit leg with wild mushroom and leeks to finish out your Easter Sunday in the warmth of this old-school tavern.

11. Cafe Spiaggia

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980 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-2750
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For a more relaxed version of Spiaggia with still-upscale food, check out Cafe Spiaggia on Easter Sunday. Among the holiday options is a tagliatelle with rabbit bolognese, parmigiano reggiano and sage for $18.

12. La Brasa Roja

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3125 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 866-2252
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This Irving Park Latin spot dishes up whole and half rabbits rotisserie-style for those looking to sprinkle some spice on the Easter Bunny. They come with rice, potato, cassava, plantain, and salad.

1. Hopleaf Bar

5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

The cozy tavern will be serving wood-grilled rabbit sausage with braised cabbage and rosemary Yorkshire pudding accompanied by beet mostarda and mustard jus.

5148 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

2. Bin 36

339 N. Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610

Those looking for a more homey midwestern Easter dish should be pleased by the braised rabbit stroganoff with dill pickles. The hearty pappardelle should send any diner off on a comfortable Sunday night.

339 N. Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610

3. Mercat a la Planxa

638 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Fans of stuffed pasta should try the rabbit agnolotti with roasted chestnut puree for dinner. Also on the menu is an elegant saffron-infused broth with chicken, lobster, chorizo and of course, rabbit.

638 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

4. Frontier

1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

Try a couple bites of rabbit and apricot sausage along with Brian Jupiter's other selections of charcuterie. For a main entree finish out your Easter Sunday with a hearty gumbo filled with duck andouille, rabbit and oysters.

1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

5. Billy Sunday

3143 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL

Checking out the new Logan Square bar could be a nice reprieve from all of the Easter necessities. Grab a cocktail, a pot pie with braised rabbit and a buttermilk biscuit and pat yourself on the back for a holiday weekend done right.

3143 W Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL

6. Crazy Pot

2002 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

For those who may have over-indulged this weekend, the slow-cooked rabbit soup in their house Chinese herbal broth could be one of the best Eastern Easter cures in the city.

2002 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

7. Atwood Café

1 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

The rabbit scallopini with haricot verts and fennel at Atwood Café, coupled with pleasant service and comfortable atmosphere, should serve diners seeking an Easter-appropriate meal well.

1 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602

8. The Peasantry

2723 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Simple and delicious, the rabbit pasta with house-made egg noodles should be a hit for those looking for a no-pressure meal and drink this Easter Sunday. The modern yet comfortable ambience should put those who may be a little too full from brunch at ease.

2723 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

9. Longman & Eagle

2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

The $5 pretzel and Welsh Rarebit from the Logan Square cocktail bar could be a convenient excuse that's appropriate for the holiday, in addition to the Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. It also could be another reason to enjoy some interesting food or partake in the extensive bourbon list. Just don't overdo it and end up having to buy a room.

2657 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

10. City Tavern

1416 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Grab a friend and a beer and try the braised rabbit leg with wild mushroom and leeks to finish out your Easter Sunday in the warmth of this old-school tavern.

1416 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

11. Cafe Spiaggia

980 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

For a more relaxed version of Spiaggia with still-upscale food, check out Cafe Spiaggia on Easter Sunday. Among the holiday options is a tagliatelle with rabbit bolognese, parmigiano reggiano and sage for $18.

980 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

12. La Brasa Roja

3125 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

This Irving Park Latin spot dishes up whole and half rabbits rotisserie-style for those looking to sprinkle some spice on the Easter Bunny. They come with rice, potato, cassava, plantain, and salad.

3125 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

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